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Evaluating Corporate Partnership

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Working together in partnership can be a productive, lasting pleasure. Yet some partnerships continue in despair or end explosively. It may be difficult to decide whether or not to start a partnership, whether or not to continue working together
- and whether or not to dissolve a problematic partnership.

You can prepare for, improve, evaluate or change a partnership. We can coach you to make or change basic decisions about an organizational partnership - whether to start working together, to solve problems, or to end working together.

Environmental or developmental changes can strongly affect an otherwise productive partnership. What was a great partnership in a boom period may be stifling in a recession. A productive business partnership for two focused single people may become limiting when one or both partners have families.

Partnership Evaluation provides opportunities to prevent problems happening or worsening. For example, if one or both partners may suspect that the other is not working hard enough - or smart enough. Partnership Evaluation assists both partners to create, cope with and stabilize changes as a basis for improved productivity.

We prepare people for partnership, we help partners resolve partnership problems, we coach partners to work together in times of peace and in times of crisis. We also coach partners to dissolve partnerships peacefully and with dignity.

Evaluating Partnership

We simultaneously coaches both partners to evaluate and clarify their partnership. This may lead to a new start, if partners learn to appreciate and share their values. It may lead to dissolution - if one or both partners has a hidden agenda. If one or both partners attempted to use the partnership as a way to gain assets or privileges at the expense of the other, then one or both partners may prefer friendship or distance to an stressful partnership.

Partnership begins with a basic decisions and commitments about working together. Many partners delay or avoid these decisions - especially people who are already entangled in other relationships or conflicting interests. Systemic Partnership Evaluation can simultaneously assist both partners to make these basic decisions.

One partner cannot change the other, although he or she may try. A partner can evaluate whether or not the other's values and goals are compatible with his or her own, and discuss whether or not the partner wants the same type of relationship. Systemic Partnership Evaluation often transcends personal advantages - and exposes the human identities of real human beings.

People change. They change their goals, values and attitudes. A partnership may have been wonderful for years - yet the partnership may fall into crisis when one or both partners change.

Communication between partners about these issues can help both partners discover, define and discuss partnership. This communication may be difficult without experienced assistance, as both partners will be aware that this communication may lead to a decision-to-part; with a perhaps-stressful division of assets and accompanying reorganization.

Partnership Evaluation assists both partners to rediscover themselves as humans first and partners second. Partnership stress is often connected with a perception that one partner cannot cope with certain problems. Partnership Evaluation can help the partners create effective solutions - together.

Partnership Evaluation is for people who can cope with stress. We enquire about both partners' health, financial security and social network. Partnership Evaluation continues if both partners have appropriate support (e.g. legal counsel, financial support, medical treatment, etc).

We help ensure that both partners feel resourceful after evaluating partnership, regardless of the decisions made, if the Partnership Evaluation is completed.

Partnership Problems

People work together in corporate partnerships to primarily create corporate success. Secondary goals may include the pleasure of sharing resources, skills, qualities or values. Common sources of partnership problems are:

  • Unclear goals, roles, authority and responsibilities
  • Goals are not reached within the expected times
  • A partner changes goals, attitudes or values
  • A partner does not honor agreements
  • A partner is unable to fulfill responsibilities
  • A partner lacks communication or relationship skills
  • A partner (unconsciously) sabotages or delays success
  • A partner has a hidden agenda

Partnership Evaluation

We assist both partners to remain resourceful and resolve all difficult issues. This is only possible if both partners complete this evaluation.

  1. We dissolve resourceless behavior patterns (relationship loops)
  2. We help both partners express their requirements
  3. We help both partners answer “Yes” or “No” congruently
  4. If a final answer is "Yes", we provocatively test the "Yes" answer
  5. If a final answer is "No", we provocatively test the "No" answer
  6. If a answer remains "No" - we prepare both partners for working apart

The time required for Partnership Evaluation depends on the number and complexity of issues to be discussed and resolved. It often requires between one and three days, with a further day after about two to four weeks. Other specialists may also be required - with legal or financial expertise.

If the partners decide to build or continue a partnership, we can provide support for mutual goalwork (double vision), planning and problem solving; providing partners with a "clean start" for their partnership.

If the partners decide to dissolve a partnership, individual support can be provided to dissolve any trauma, guilt or other bonds; allowing both partners a speedy "clean start" for other relationships.

Next Steps

Specialists provide the best services - and we specialize in relationships. We coach people to resolve relationship issues concerning current or past crises and to develop specified relationship skills.

We provide cost-effective and confidential services for business partnership and team coaching, and for resolving partnership and team problems.

Partnership Coaching
  • Partnership Evaluation

  • Partnership Development

  • Partnership Dissolution

Preparing for Partnership
  • In-house training for consultants, trainers, advisors & psychologists

  • Experiential skills training

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Have You Suffered Enough?

 Where are you now? Understand your emotions, fixations and enmeshments
What do you hope for? Know your goals and stop sabotaging yourself
Do you feel resourceful? Learn to develop your inner resources
Do emotions block you? Relationship problems and mentor damage
Do your beliefs limit you? Change limiting beliefs and end dependence
Do you feel connected? Resolve identity issues to recover lost resources
Is your partner happy? Build healthy partnership (or separate peacefully)
Are your children healthy? Happy parents better manage family problems
Do you want team success? Team leaders and their teams develop together
Do you have complex goals? Specialty coaching, counseling & therapy

Plagiarism is theft. Copyright © Martyn Carruthers 1996-2018  All rights reserved. Soulwork Systemic Coaching was primarily developed by Martyn Carruthers to help people solve emotional problems and relationship conflicts to achieve their goals. These concepts and strategies are for general knowledge only. Consult a physician about medical conditions and before changing medical treatment. Don't steal intellectual property ... get permission to post, publish or teach Martyn's work - email